I hear the babble of the world

I hear the babble of the world.

I try to discern something, a word, anything, that will indicate that the world is awake. But most of it is asleep or keeping the awoken part very well hidden.

The news is heartbreaking no matter where it comes from. Violence fueled by an obtuse sense of self is on the rise, both in speech and action; while so-called political correctness actually impedes free speech, the one where humor and laughter are allowed. Remember?

Trying to be original has become so common that it is… you guessed it, no longer original.

I do look around. I do observe and I do try to avoid judgement. But at times, I wish there were less brashness and a dash more of elegance — intellectual elegance I mean, the one that opens your mind and makes you want to pursue a conversation. The one of knowledge and simple straightforwardness, not the one of vulgar (as in vulgaris) information and complicated pretension.

The world is in dire need of consciousness, of ideas and concepts beyond the confines of the known, of dreams and of those things that are only accessible to the mind. If only mankind would realize that what he can do is far far greater than what he has made and what he thinks he can do.

There are more than 125 trillion synapses in our cerebral cortex, that is more than there are stars in 1’500 milky ways. And yet, look at the world.

Thank you for reading.


5 thoughts on “I hear the babble of the world”

    1. Thank you. I do not think it is apathy. People seem busy all the time… look at them cell phone in hand, driving, coffee with a gazillion ingredients that have nothing to do with coffee. It is not apathy. It is a lack of discipline, a lack of elegance, a constant slacking whether it be spelling mistakes, or not saying thank you, or not actually going beyond one source of information. It is intellectual laziness to not look beyond the headline, to not inquire beyond one´s own ideas, etc etc I could go on and on … I think I did! sorry! That is why I referred to intellectual elegance, to our capacity to do more than what we actually can think. It is not about being the best (a notion that makes me shiver). It is about being truthful and kind and modest. Thank you.

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      1. Apathy is a form of laziness. It’s when we cannot be bothered. As you said it’s also inelegance and being too much engrossed in oneself to think about anything else.

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  1. “The world is in dire read of consciousness.” Silence, love and living from the heart – our heart, not mine and yours…..what a blessing to connect with someone who speaks the language of my heart – with such elegance and simplicity. Thank you for your light upon all of us – our world and this universe.

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